Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (or financial aid budget) is a combination of direct expenses (such as tuition and fees) and indirect expenses (such as books and personal expenses) that a student will have. Each student’s actual expenses may vary, but cost of attendance provides an estimate of the cost of attending Notre Dame of Maryland University for an academic year.

Cost of attendance is determined using a formula established by the U.S. Congress. All expenses are for the nine-month school year (with the exception of P2 and P4 pharmacy students who have a longer academic year). The costs are subject to change without notice.

Calculating Financial Aid

The office of financial aid uses average budgets to calculate financial aid. Average budgets are based on a student's anticipated average enrollment. A student cannot receive more than the cost of attendance from any combination of institutional, federal, state, or private funding source. This includes merit and need-based aid as well as tuition remission, VA benefits and ROTC awards.

Average Enrollment

Average enrollment is based on semester credits and is outlined below.

  Women's College & Adult Undergraduate Graduate Programs School of Pharmacy
Full Time (F) 12 Credits or More 9 Credits or More 10 Credits or More
Three-Quarter Time (Q)* 9-11 Credits N/A N/A
Half Time (H) 6-8 Credits 6-8 Credits 5-9 Credits
Less than Half Time (L) 5 Credits or Below 5 Credits or Below 4 Credits or Below

*Three Quarter Time Enrollment only impacts Pell eligible undergraduate students.  

Note: Please be advised that students who are less than half time are not eligible for financial aid with the exception of Pell Grant. 

2017-18 Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

Women's College Students - Based on Full Time Enrollment

Cost of Attendance Component Resident Living with Parents Off Campus
Tuition $34,800 $34,800 $34,800
Activity Fee $1,270 $1,270 $1,270
Living Expenses $11,500 $4,389* $12,298*
Books & Supplies* $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
Transportation* $1,070 $1,760 $1,760
Personal Expenses* $1,650 $2,270 $2,270
Loan Fees $50 $50 $50
TOTAL $51,540 $45,739 $53,648

*These expenses vary from student to student and will NOT be charged on Notre Dame's bill.

Adult Undergraduate Students - Based on Half Time Enrollment

Cost of Attendance Component Off Campus
Tuition $12,480
Registration Fee $320
Living Expenses* $12,298
Books & Supplies* $1,200
Transportation* $1,760
Personal Expenses* $2,270
Loan Fees $50
TOTAL $30,378

*These expenses vary from student to student and will NOT be charged on Notre Dame's bill.

Graduate Students - Based on Half Time Enrollment (Commuter)

Cost of Attendance Component School of Education School of Arts & Sciences School of Nursing
Tuition $6,720 $7,080 $8,040
Registration Fee $320 $320 $320
Living Expenses* $12,298 $12,298 $12,298
Books & Supplies* $600 $600 $600
Personal Expenses & Transportation* $4,030 $4,030 $4,030
Loan Fees $240 $240 $240
TOTAL $24,208 $24,568 $25,528

*These expenses vary from student to student and will NOT be charged on Notre Dame's bill.

GEI Students - Based on Full Time Enrollment (Commuter)

Cost of Attendance Component Independent Commuter Student
Tuition $25,000
Living Expenses* $12,398
Books & Supplies* $1,200
Personal Expenses & Transportation* $4,030
Loan Fees $240
TOTAL $42,768

*These expenses vary from student to student and will NOT be charged on Notre Dame's bill.

Teacher Certification Students - Based on Half Time Enrollment

Cost of Attendance Component Independent Commuter Student
Tuition $6,720
Fees $320
Living Expenses* $12,298
Books & Supplies* $600
Personal Expenses & Transportation* $4,030
Loan Fees $50
TOTAL $24,018

*These expenses vary from student to student and will NOT be charged on Notre Dame's bill.

Pharmacy Students - Based on Full Time Enrollment

Cost of Attendance Component P1, P2, P3 Resident P1, P2, P3 Commuter P4 Resident P4 Commuter
Tuition $38,000 $38,000 $38,000 $38,000
Fees $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Living Expenses $13,312 $18456 $13312 $18,456
Books & Supplies* $1,400 $1,400 $500 $500
Transportation* $1,070 $1,760 $1,070 $1,760
Personal Expenses* $1,650 NA $1,650 $NA
Loan Fees $240 $240 $240 $240
TOTAL $57,672 $61,856 $56,772 $60,956

*These expenses vary from student to student and will NOT be charged on Notre Dame's bill.